Privacy policy

Princes Limited ("Princes" or "we") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with the terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data Princes collects from you, or that you provide to Princes, will be processed by Princes. Please read the following carefully to understand Princes' views and practices regarding your personal data and how Princes will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act"), the data controller is Princes Limited of Sixth Floor, Royal Liver Buildings, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1NX.

Princes' nominated representative for the purpose of the Act is Martyn Rodmell.

1. Information we may collect from you

Princes may collect and process the following data about you:

  • (a) information that you provide by filling in forms on the website www.princes.co.uk ("Website"). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Website, subscribing to the service, posting material or requesting further services. Princes may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by Princes Limited, and when you report a problem with the Website.
  • (b) if you contact Princes, they may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • (c) Princes may also ask you to complete surveys that Princes use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • (d) details of your visits to the Website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access.

2. IP addresses and cookies

Princes may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about their users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, Princes may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help Princes to improve their Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable Princes:

  • (a) to estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
  • (b) to store information about your preferences, and so allow them to customise the Website according to your individual interests.
  • (c) to speed up your searches.
  • (d) to recognise you when you return to the Website.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, the system will issue cookies when you log on to the Website.

3. Where we store your personal data

The data that Princes collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for Princes. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. Princes will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to Princes is stored on their secure servers. Where Princes have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Princes ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although Princes will do their best to protect your personal data, they cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once Princes have received your information, they will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

4. Uses made of the information

Princes use information held about you in the following ways:

  • (a) to ensure that content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • (b) to provide you with information, products or services that you request from Princes or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • (c) to carry out their obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and Princes.
  • (d) to allow you to participate in interactive features of the service, when you choose to do so.
  • (e) to notify you about changes to the service.